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Thomas New
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 25, 1909
Humboldt County
Nevada, USA

Convicted for his murder:
Daniel Moroni LeBaron (1858-1940)

Dan married Catherine Jane Reil, when she was about 16 years old (2nd marriage after death of his first wife) and he was about 37 years old, on July 21, 1896. Dan and Catherine had three children: Daniel Luther LeBaron, William LeBaron (died as a baby), and Hazel LeBaron.

Dan, Catherine and children lived on a ranch on Nevada known as "Mormon Dan's Ranch". On May 25, 1909, Dan shot and killed Thomas New in a saloon for fooling around with Catherine, his wife. Reports claim he fired his first shot hitting Thomas New in the shoulder with Dan standing over Thomas and putting a second shot into him to finish him off. Dan then walked to the jail to turn himself in.

On December 12, 1909 he was sent to Carson City prison. Catherine filed her divorce on December 21, 1909. Catherine received all of the ranch and possessions with her divorce.

Dan was eventually acquitted and released from prison. He went to Turlock, California where his brother Will and sister Libbie lived, to start over. He lived until his death on January 7, 1940 at Turlock, California, and was buried there.

Winnemucca Cemetery
Humboldt County
Nevada, USA
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83269147
Thomas New
Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
Thomas New
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